Adobe has announced that its widely-used Adobe Flash Player software has been given some additional security in Apple’s latest operating system for the company's Mac lineup, OS X Mavericks. Apple launched the new operating system on Tuesday, just after the company's special media event, where they unveiled new Mac machines, new iPad models, and new software.
The additional security for Adobe Flash Player in OS X Mavericks is built into the latest version of Safari, the operating system’s native and default Web browser. Adobe notes that Adobe Flash Player is now sandboxed in Safari, meaning that it only gets the permissions that it absolutely needs, and nothing else more:
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If you haven’t upgraded to OS X Mavericks already, we would recommend doing so. Not only is the update free, and bring with it a number of new features that can be found useful, but the additional security offers a lot of benefits. OS X is known for being targeted by fake Adobe Flash Player installation pop-ups that can be used to install malware after the user enters their password.